Since starting the MBA I’ve been asked by family, friends and colleagues: Why do an MBA? What are the benefits of an MBA? Is it worth doing an MBA?
Now I’ve completed the MBA and finally have time to reflect I can ask myself: Why did I decide to do an MBA? What did I want from from an MBA? What did I think the benefits of an MBA would be? Why did I put myself through the financial strain, endless nights of study and self-imposed social alienation that a part-time MBA requires?
Was it worth it?
After 6 weeks of hard work, we’re now at the final stage: The Pitch. The aim is to provide a presentation, supported by a well evidenced business proposal to convince two ‘dragons’ (lecturers with vast business experience) that they should ‘invest’ in the proposal. Developing the proposal and presentation The team developed a rough idea…
Now we’ve passed the elevator pitch, we’re free to move onto the next stage – to develop a full business case and prepare a full sales pitch to deliver to the dragons. The last week has seen developments in the quality of the work, the development of the team, and the questionable dedication of some…
We delivered our ‘elevator pitch’ of a single page PowerPoint poster and a 5 minute briefing to the course tutor and it all appears to be going according to plan. Reflection on the elevator pitch How did it go? We delivered our pitch one late Wednesday evening. Everything went well and nearly the whole team…
Applying Blundel and Lockett’s Opportunity Business Model in practice in entrepreneurial theory. Exploring how Dimensions and Drivers influence entrepreneurial opportunities in practice. What is Blundel’s opportunity business model abd how do you apply it in practice?
Entrepreneurial theory in practice: Opprtunity Theory. How do you identify new entrepreneurial opportunities? Lumpkin. Groupthink.
Academic theory behind setting up a new venute business and applying entrepreneurial theory in practice. Creativity and Opportunity Theory, Porter’s Four Forces of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Are you thinking about studying for an MBA? What’s it like to study for an MBA part-time while working full time? What impact does it have on your social life and work? How do you become an MBA Jedi?
Theory behind motivation to and how to create a the environment and conditions to motivate teams and staff to deliver their best. Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs, Aldelfer’s ERG Needs, Herzberg’s Dual Factor Theory